House of the Nine Devils

Selected Bohemian Tales

Author(s): URZIDIL, Johannes transl David Burnett
ISBN13/Barcode: 9788086264608
First English translations of stories from a forgotten Prague German writer who was associated with Franz Kafka and Max Brod.

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Collected here and translated into English for the first time are some of the most renowned stories from Johannes Urzidil, an important, long-neglected Prague writer. They bear his trademark wisdom, empathy, and wit, while spanning centuries, from a bygone mythical Prague of alchemists to the late Habsburg metropolis with its genteel veneer masking seething ethnic tensions to the terror-filled days of Nazi occupation and the desperate flight to safety. Autobiographical in nature, the stories often blur the border between reportage, memoir, and fiction, such as an encounter with Gavrilo Princip, wasting away in the Terezín prison after his assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, or a WWI soldier trying to elude military police and disrupting a night at a Café Arco, a favorite haunt of the Prague Circle that included Brod, Kafka, and Werfel, as well as Urzidil, the group's youngest member and one of the last links to that symbiotic milieu of Prague German-Jewish artists.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9788086264608
ISBN10 8086264602
Author URZIDIL, Johannes transl David Burnett
Binding Hardback
Date Published 6 Sep 2022
Frequency No
Report Date 2022/09/05
Pages 198
Publisher Twisted Spoon Press

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